Friday, January 10, 2014

Sidewalks, city sidewalks - winter version.


Sidewalks, city sidewalks
Filled with brown slushy snow
And the sidewalks are cleared
So the walking is slow.
And in the air there’s a feeling of

UTTER FRUSTRATION!!!
 
Yup, that’s my winter version of Silver Bells. It got above freezing today so everything really is a mess. The snow is brown and slushy and in some places there is a layer of ice underneath of it so it makes walking very treacherous. In some cases, between the drifting snow and the snowplough,s there are such huge piles of snow they block the sidewalks and you have climb over them or walk on the street. We decided today though that we just had to get out of the house and walk downtown and back. We live near the edge of town but we can walk to the downtown mall, walk around the mall, over to the library, and back home within about an hour and a half on a good day. Today we left at 10:30 and by noon we had been to the library and were at the mall. Yeah, tough going for sure. What a workout. We decided to have lunch downtown and give our legs a rest. And the forecast for the weekend – snow flurries, rain and freezing rain off and on all weekend. Lovely!

Today’s card is the last card I made for the Stamping Bella challenge. She chose to only post the Monster Bash card I posted yesterday though. This card was made using the same yellow pink combination but I made it into a wedding card.

 
Background paper is from the stash of course. The cake was coloured with Prismacolor pencils and blended with gamsol and pale pink ink was sponged around the edge when it was still in the die. The pearls are Rangers liquid pearls. Both squares were die cut from a Spellbinders’ fancy square die. The bow is from the white seam binding that I sprayed yellow ink on to die and of course I used my home-made bow maker to tie it. After I took the picture I decided it was lacking something and as I was sorting through some embellishments I found the perfect addition. Here is the card now.

 
Please ignore the background bit. I didn’t realize the envelope was sticking out behind it when I took the picture. It was still freezing cold in the lower studio and I was in a hurry. It looks darker too so I guess I didn't have the Ott light right on it. However, I think the little 3-D embellishment really set it off and it picked up the pink in the coloured image.

And that is it for another week. Sometimes when we would leave my grandmother’s house and we would say, “See you later Grandma” she would reply, “Yup, if God be willing and the crick don’t rise”. I remember asking my mother what in the world was a crick? (I knew the God bit). She told me that a “crick” was another word for “creek”, which is a small river. So why not just say creek. Why have two words that mean the same thing? Yes, I was one of those kids that ask “WHY” all the time. Hubby would tell you I haven’t changed much!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Cheers

Violet

 

2 comments:

jinxxxygirl said...

My daughter was born just before Christmas and they were filtering in Christmas music in the delivery room. The doctor and the nurses were all singing Silver Bells along with the music as my daughter came into the world! :) Hugs! deb

Susan Carol said...

What a beautiful card - I love the cake! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. You are very welcome to the quote. I only started art journaling last year and I am hooked! But I still like to make cards and do scrapbooking.

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